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July 11-12, 2014
Chemeketa Community College - Building 7
4000 Lancaster Drive NE * Salem, OR
 
   
 
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Volunteer Registration
 
Thank you for volunteering at OrMOM 2014, held July 11-12, in Salem.  We'll open registration in the spring of 2015 for the 2015 Oregon Mission of Mercy Clinic, being held November 23-24, 2015 in Portland.
 
All clinical providers rendering oral health treatment services must have all appropriate and active licenses issued by the appropriate licensing authority to provide treatment to OrMOM patients.  If you're licensed in a state other than Oregon, the Oregon Board of Dentistry now provides temporary volunteer licenses to dentists and dental hygienists.  Complete and return this form to the Oregon Board of Dentistry at least 10 days before you are scheduled to volunteer.
 
The minimum age for volunteers on the clinic floor at OrMOM 2015 is 18.  
 
All other volunteers must agree to a cursory background check to volunteer for the OrMOM project.  Please read the Oregon Mission of Mercy Volunteer Services Agreement before completing your volunteer registration. 

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Press from the 2014 Oregon Mission of Mercy clinic

The following articles were written about the 2014 OrMOM clinic, held at Chemeketa Community College in Salem.

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Dates/Times/General Info

In general, most OrMOM positions will follow the schedule below.   Here are specific department start times from the 2014 clinic.

  • Thursday, July 10, 11 am - 5 pm: Clinic Set Up (no patients)
  • Friday & Saturday, July 11-12, 6 am - 6 pm: Dental Clinic (patients)
  • Saturday, July 12, 5 - 9 pm: Clinic Tear Down (no patients)

What should I wear? What should I bring / leave at home?

Be comfortable and wear comfortable closed-toe shoes!  We are going to enjoy summer weather for the clinic, so you are welcome to wear shorts, but sandals are not allowed.  Everyone must wear closed-toe shoes for their own safety - no exceptions.  We will provide you with a 2015 OrMOM t-shirt/scrub at volunteer registration. Please wear it.
  • Bring a water bottle. Only water is allowed on the clinic floor, and we'll have water bubblers in the volunteer lounge and in the clinic.
  • Leave your valuables behind - at home, locked in the trunk of your car, etc. There is no place to store your purse, wallet, etc, on the clinic floor. 
  • Dental professionals - bring your own loupes and/or protective eyewear as well as your clinic coat.  New this year: we would like practitioners to wear their white coats in the clinic (disposable gowns will also be available), and take them off when in common spaces such as the volunteer lounge.  We will have all of the materials you need to practice, but if you have instruments you prefer to use, you may bring them as long as they are clearly marked with your name.

Will there be food for volunteers?

Yes!  We will serve breakfast and lunch during each day of the clinic, and lunch during set-up.  Bring a water bottle so that you can fill it from bubblers located in the volunteer lounge and around the clinic.  No food is allowed on the clinic floor - only water.


Clinic Volunteer Orientation
 
In order to make sure that all of our clinic volunteers understand what to expect and how to help make OrMOM a success, we need for each of you to attend a volunteer information session.   If you are only volunteering for set-up on Thursday and/or tear-down on Saturday evening, then you do not need to attend orientation, as you will be oriented at the beginning of your shift.  
 
Orientations will be held (choose one):
  • Thursday, July 10: 5:30 - 7:30 pm  - includes a BBQ dinner hosted by NW Natural Gas; at Chemeketa Community College, outside between the volunteer (brown) parking lot and the clinic.
  • 30 minutes prior to your shift start time, with your department lead, in your department

2014 Department Protocols

MOM is divided into several departments, with each department following a specific set of protocols.  Following are the protocols for the 2014 clinic (updated 7/9/14).  

All volunteers should read/be familiar with these documents:

Clinical Protocols:

Non-Clincal Protocols:

View the 2014 OrMOM clinic floor plan.